Monday, January 7

Welcome 2013 - Birth & Family

Welcome to 2013 -- an opportunity to embrace and nurture being an incredible human being. In honour of that I pull up this quote from Health Canada from 2000 stating how birth, woman and families would benefit being cared for:

“Pregnancy and birth are unique

for each woman. Women have diverse
experiences and needs. Women and
families hold different philosophies of
birth, based on their specific knowledge,
experience, culture, social and family
background, and belief systems. …The
approach to caring for women and
families should involve adapting care to
meet their needs, rather than expecting
women and families to adapt to
institution or provider needs.”
Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: 
National Guidelines. Health Canada. 2000

How are we doing as a nation?